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2012 Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
2012 Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

It would be easy to get lost in the shuffle of all the concept cars and debuts of exotic-looking vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, but one item of significance – at least, to American families looking for a stylish and fuel-efficient five-passenger crossover – is the reveal of...Read More»

The 2012 Mazda CX-5. Image: Mazda
2012 Mazda CX-5 Crossover Debuts In Frankfurt

It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call the 2012 Mazda CX-5 one of the most important vehicles in the company’s history. It represents the first new Mazda styled in their Kodo design language, and it’s the first new Mazda to be built around the company’s Skyactiv technology, which...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Mazda3, Chrysler And Dodge Minivan Recall, Next-Gen Focus RS: Today's Car News

The refreshed 2012 Mazda3 will get a 40-mpg rating thanks to SkyActiv engines. [TheCarConnection] The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled due to a potentially defective airbag module. [FamilyCarGuide] A new study has linked heart disease to diesel...Read More»

2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
Mazda Poised To Take Zoom-Zoom To The Mainstream?

Mazda's timing might work out favorably. Through a massive initiative called SkyActiv, first announced three years ago, Mazda has given its engineers a clean slate to take a fresh look at all aspects of vehicle engineering—a company-wide brainstorm of sorts—aiming to improve fuel...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Preview: 40-MPG SkyActiv, New Base Hatch

Change is coming to Mazda's compact Mazda3 hatchback and sedan family for 2012, and the Japanese automaker looks poised to broaden its niche appeal to shoppers who want a responsive-driving car that also gets good mileage. Think 40 mpg for some Mazda3 models, plus better manual gearboxes and...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5 Coming to 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

The Frankfurt Auto Show is still over a month away, but that isn’t stopping Mazda for releasing a beauty shot of its all-new-for 2012 CX-5 crossover. Due to replace the aging, Ford-Escape-based Mazda Tribute, the 2012 Mazda CX-5 will be the first Mazda to take advantage of the new “Kodo...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5: First Look

Mazda is giving consumers an advance look at its brand-new compact crossover, the 2012 CX-5, ahead of its world debut at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. For family buyers, there’s a lot to like. For starters, the styling of the CX-5, which is the replacement for the current Mazda...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3
2008-2009 Mazda3 And Mazdaspeed3: Recall Alert

Mazda has announced the recall of approximately 103,300 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles to remedy a potential defect in the windshield wiper motor ground circuit. The affected vehicles were manufactured from January 7, 2008 through November 28, 2008. Mazda says that during assembly, the...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport
Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3

Mazda has announced the recall of 103,300 model year 2008 and 2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 models to remedy a potentially defective windshield wiper motor ground circuit. During assembly of the vehicle, the windshield wiper motor ground may have been creased or bent. Over time, this can create...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars

We’d like to believe the economy is getting better, even if it isn’t doing so at the pace we’d like to see. For automakers, 2008 was a bad year, but 2009 will go down as the year that auto sales fell off the cliff. It still isn't what analysts consider recovered: sales are...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Biggest Loser? Mazda Wants Next Miata To Shed 720 Pounds

The original Mazda MX-5, like the British roadsters that inspired it, was a small car. Less than 156 inches long and under 66 inches wide, the first Miata had a curb weight of just 2,178 pounds. Drivers soon rediscovered the joys of a car with low weight and modest power; you couldn’t go very...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
New Mazda 6 Sedan Coming--Just Not From Michigan

Mazda has built mid-size sedans at their Flat Rock, Michigan, plant since 1987. In 1992, the plant became a joint venture between Ford and Mazda called AutoAlliance International, but the relationship between the automakers has since fallen on hard times. Rumors about Mazda selling their stake in...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Mazda 6, Ford Mustang Plant Is Final Custody Issue In A Relatively Quiet Corporate Divorce

Ford built an automotive plant at Flat Rock, Michigan, in 1972; back then, the facility was the most advanced casting plant in the world. Labor troubles and decreasing demand for V-8 engines led Ford to shutter the plant in 1981, and the facility sat vacant for several years. Fast forward to 1987...Read More»

2011 Mazda MAZDA3 4-door Sedan Auto i Sport Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring: Quick Drive

All photos: Anne Proffit Driving the 2011 Mazda3 five-door Grand Touring was like visiting a favorite friend, as I once was owned by a Protege5, the car that started Mazda down the road to building great, hot little hatches. The 2011 Mazda3 hatch is all grown up, compared to my 2003 model. It has a...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

Mazda Minagi concept
Mazda's New Compact Crossover To Be Called CX-5

In keeping with Mazda’s recent naming conventions for crossover vehicles, the manufacturer has confirmed that the replacement for the outgoing Mazda Tribute will be called the CX-5. Based on the Mazda Minagi concept shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the CX-5 will be the first...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Study: Americans Avoiding Japanese, Korean Autos In The Wake Of Earthquake, Tsunami

To say that things have been tough in Japan since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11 would be a gross understatement. With thousands of lives lost, homes destroyed, families separated, and up to 150,000 living in shelters, it seems almost crass to talk about the effect on business. But...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Recall Watch: 2010 Mazda Mazda6

Roughly 52,000 2010 Mazda 6s are being voluntarily recalled by Mazda. Only Mazda 6s built on or before February 8, 2010 are affected by the recall. Apparently spiders can get into the evaporative canister vent line and weave a web. This web has the potential to create a restriction in the line and...Read More»

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